I don't know why, but this picture from the Boston Globe of Jon Lester's parents congratulating him had a strong emotional affect on me. Their obvious affection for him speaks volumes about strong family ties.
Lester's ordeal with cancer so recently did not hamper his winning ways in the least. Having pitched solidly and propelled the Red Sox to a 4 - 3 win and thus capping a series sweep. He personifies victory over adversity.
Congratulations Red Sox... for a wicked pissa season.